This report describes the work program and results of the "Statewide Boating Access Facilities Inventory and Economic Study Including a Pilot Study for Lee County, Florida" commissioned by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) in 2005. The study was funded in part by a grant to the FWC from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and by Lee County. The scope and objectives of the study are summarized in the introduction, and the subsequent sections report on the various components of the study.
For many years, Florida has been among the fastest growing states in the nation, which means that its resources, infrastructure, and facilities are continually under pressure. Maintaining the quality of the state is natural resources and access to its waters depends on making informed management decisions using the best scientific data and analyses available.
Urban Harbors Institute, University of Massachusetts Boston; Bordner Research, Inc.; Recreational Marine Research Center of Michigan State University; Center for Urban and Environmental Solutions of Florida Atlantic University; Environmental Economics, Inc.; Planning and Zoning Center of Michigan State University; and Resource Economics Research, LLC, "Florida Boating Access Facilities Inventory and Economic Study, including a Pilot Study for Lee County: A report to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission" (2009). Urban Harbors Institute Publications. 12.